Course Description

Effective compliance programs require holistic approaches to ensure that individuals at every level of the organization understand and embrace the need for an ethical and compliant culture. Professional education and training programs in this area can help organizations mitigate risks and build a resilient culture grounded in ethics and compliance. 

This course provides a broad overview of ethics and ethical challenges, the elements of an effective compliance program, and aspects related to compliance education, training, fraud, and risk assessment. The primary objective of this certificate program is to provide you with foundational knowledge that will help you better understand and manage the corporate ethics and compliance landscape.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the different approaches to ethical reasoning and decision-making
  • Gain knowledge to recognize compliance challenges and manage compliance risks
  • Learn about the key issues related to ethics and compliance program management
  • Identify the key elements of an effective compliance program
  • Understand the importance of developing and maintaining a culture of ethics and compliance

Features and Benefits

  • Fully online, self-paced program accessible from any device with a browser and reliable Internet connection
  • Videos developed by expert faculty and staff in the  Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University
  • Supplemental video presentations by subject matter experts working in the field of ethics and compliance
  • Personal ethics evaluation, virtual simulations, and online exercises provided by EthicsGame
  • Official Saint Louis University-recognized certificate of completion and digital badge
  • Membership in a private LinkedIn group to build your professional ethics and compliance network
  • Qualifies for 2 continuing education units (CEUs)


Dr. Nitish Singh is Professor of International Business at the Boeing Institute of International Business at Saint Louis University. Professor Singh developed and taught one of the first university certification programs in ethics and compliance management in the country. The program served executives from an array of global companies such as AT&T, Boeing, British Sky Broadcasting, Emirates National Oil, and Wells Fargo, just to name a few. He has been active also in training and consulting in the field of localization for websites, environmental sustainability, and targeted demographic online marketing. Prior to Saint Louis University, Dr. Singh was a professor at California State University Chico, where he headed the localization certification program. He holds Ph.D. in Marketing and International Business from Saint Louis University, a MA from the University of South Wales, and a MBA from Pune University, India. He has authored several books including his latest book: Compliance Management: A How-to Guide for Executives, Lawyers, and Other Compliance Professionals. Dr. Singh is the recipient of various research, service and faculty excellence awards and was named one of the top 10 reviewers for International Marketing Review.

Nitish Singh, Ph.D.

Professor of International Business

Course curriculum

  • 02

    1. Why Doing the Right Thing Matters

  • 03

    2. Dealing with Ethical Challenges

    • Video: Dealing with Ethical Challenges - Part 1

    • Video: Dealing with Ethical Challenges - Part 2

    • Reading: Chapter 2 - Dealing with Ethical Challenges

    • Video: Ethics for People on the Move

    • Assignment: Ethical Lens Inventory

    • Assignment: Reflection Paper

    • Supplemental Video: Four Ethical Theories

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    • Assessment: Quiz 2

  • 04

    3. Risk Assessment and Structuring the Program

    • Video: Risk Assessment and Structuring the Program - Part 1

    • Video: Risk Assessment and Structuring the Program - Part 2

    • Reading: Chapter 4 - Risk Assessment and Structuring the Program

    • Assignment: Ethics Exercises

    • Supplemental Video: Conflict of Interest

    • Assessment: Quiz 3

  • 05

    4. Elements of a Compliance Program

    • Video: Elements of a Compliance Program - Part 1

    • Video: Elements of a Compliance Program - Part 2

    • Reading: Chapter 5 - Elements of a Compliance Program

    • Assessment: Quiz 4

  • 06

    5. Oversight and a Culture of Compliance

    • Video: Oversight and a Culture of Compliance

    • Reading: Chapter 6 - Oversight and a Culture of Compliance

    • Assignment: Simulation

    • Supplemental Video: Ethical Leadership & Responsibility

    • Assessment: Quiz 5

  • 07

    6. Education and Training

    • Video: Education and Training - Part 1

    • Video: Education and Training - Part 2

    • Reading: Chapter 7 - Education and Training

    • Assessment: Quiz 6

  • 08

    7. Understanding Fraud and Other Wrongdoing

    • Video: Understanding Fraud and Other Wrongdoing

    • Reading: Chapter 8 - Understanding Fraud and Other Wrongdoing

    • Assignment: Simulation

    • Assessment: Quiz 7

  • 09

    8. Identification, Investigation, and Enforcement

    • Video: Identification, Investigation, and Enforcement - Part 1

    • Video: Identification, Investigation, and Enforcement - Part 2

    • Reading: Chapter 9 - Identification, Investigation, and Enforcement

    • Assessment: Quiz 8

  • 10

    9. Compliance Program Evaluation

    • Video: Evaluating the Compliance Program

    • Reading: Chapter 10 - Compliance Program Evaluation

    • Assessment: Quiz 9

  • 11

    Final Exam

    • Assessment: FCEC Final Exam

Reviews

Robert Totra

5 star rating

“The Corporate Ethics and Compliance Management course is World class! I would recommend this course to anyone in a leadership role. The instruction is provided by active topic area experts in the field of compliance.”

“The Corporate Ethics and Compliance Management course is World class! I would recommend this course to anyone in a leadership role. The instruction is provided by active topic area experts in the field of compliance.”

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